Caught

The six-spot burnet moth is the commonest day flying moth in
the UK, appearing from June onwards when it is often found
feeding on blue or purple plants. The wings have striking red
spots set against a dark, iridescent green background that is
easily visible in sunlight. This colouration warns potential
predators that these insects contain cyanide, obtained during
the caterpillar stage as they feed on birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus
corniculatus); this is carried through to the adult stage. Females
can use plumes of this hydrogen cyanide combined with sexual
pheromones to attract males.

Six-Spot Burnet Moth (Zygaena filipendulae)
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Caught

The six-spot burnet moth is the commonest day flying moth in
the UK, appearing from June onwards when it is often found
feeding on blue or purple plants. The wings have striking red
spots set against a dark, iridescent green background that is
easily visible in sunlight. This colouration warns potential
predators that these insects contain cyanide, obtained during
the caterpillar stage as they feed on birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus
corniculatus); this is carried through to the adult stage. Females
can use plumes of this hydrogen cyanide combined with sexual
pheromones to attract males.

Six-Spot Burnet Moth (Zygaena filipendulae)